Wages, Overtime & Commissions Blogs

Maryland has Seen Thousands of Wage-Theft Claims in Recent Years

The local Baltimore CBS station recent aired a segment that examied on the great extent at which Maryland workers are not paid the wages, including overtime, that are due to them.

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Called A ‘Manager'? You Still May Be Entitled To Overtime

The New York times just had a great article about tricks employers use to try to avoid paying overtime, such as labeling a worker a “manager” when he or she is really no such thing.

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Lebau & Neuworth Scores Overtime Class Action Win

Lebau & Neuworth recently persuaded the federal court in Maryland to grant a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action (a type of class action) for current and former in-home caregivers who worked for Visiting Angels in Maryland.

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Minimum Wage Increase in The District of Columbia

Washington, D.C.’s minimum wage increased from $15.50 to $16.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and its base minimum wage for tipped employees went up from $5.05 to $5.35 per hour.

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BIG WIN FOR MARYLAND WORKERS: Wages Required for Employer-Required Activities Before or After Work

Maryland’s highest court has held that Maryland workers are entitled to get paid for some employer-required tasks performed before and/or after work.

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Lebau & Neuworth Fights & Wins for Home Aides, Companions & Caregivers

Home healthcare aides, caregivers and companions often are victims of unlawful wage practices. But Lebau & Neuworth attorneys have a dedicated history of representing these workers to get the pay owed to them.

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Federal Wage-Hour Law Expanded to Include Overtime ‘Gap’ Claims

Recently in Connor v. Cleveland County North Carolina, the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, of which Maryland is part, held that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows claims for unpaid straight-time wages in weeks when an employee works overtime hours.

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Maryland’s 'Equal Pay for Equal Work Law' adds Anti-Retaliation Amendment

New amendments to Maryland’s Equal Pay For Equal Work Law went into effect on October 1, 2020.  Among other things, the law prohibits employers from paying employees of a certain sex or gender identity less than other employees because of their sex or gender identity.

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Tech Giant IBM Can’t Defraud Salesperson by Capping Commissions

A salesperson’s claims against the tech giant IBM were reinstated recently by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals -- despite language in the commission plan document that stated IBM reserved the right to adjust the plan’s terms.

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Employers Can’t Avoid Overtime Wages by Playing Dumb

Recently in Richardson et al. v. Alliance Residential Company, the U.S. District Court for Maryland was asked to review and clarify its ruling in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case.

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